Welcome to the DTSA Primary Initial Teacher Training and Education (ITTE) programme.
We are passionate about providing high quality ITTE in a full time school-based setting over one year.
We are accredited by the University of Derby and work with placement schools from the local area to provide ITTE.
DTSA (Accredited by the University of Derby)
You’re on the threshold of making one of the most important decisions of your life - to teach!
Train to teach at Derby and you’re on your way to a worthwhile, rewarding and enjoyable career in Teaching, one where you can truly make a difference. With a rich heritage of teacher training dating back 165 years, we’re a major provider of newly qualified teachers in the East Midlands.
We have a strong reputation for nurturing successful, confident, and forward-thinking teachers. Our teaching courses are highly regarded, with Ofsted awarding us an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Primary and Further Education and Skills provision demonstrated by our consistently high performing Education courses.
Practical teaching experience lies at the heart of all of our teacher training courses. High-quality placements in different educational settings will build your skills in the classroom and you’ll benefit from the support of expert mentors throughout. We have partnerships with over 400 schools, supporting a breadth and depth of experiences.
At Derby, you’ll discover exciting teacher training courses which will prepare you to teach the age group of your choice - primary, secondary and post-14 learners. Whether you’re embarking on your first degree, or you’re ready to study one of our PGCE courses, we offer a choice to suit you.
What is ITTE?
Initial Teacher Training & Education (ITTE) is a course that shows you the skills that schools are looking for in a early career teacher.
Working in conjunction with the University of Derby and two placement schools from the local area, the successful completion of the course will lead to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), 60 credits towards a masters and a Teacher Reference Number (TRN). The course is full time and lasts one year.